Add this blog entry to those I’m reading from people I know and respect (Marshall, Alex, to name a couple) that are publicly thanking Ev Williams tonight for his inspiring them on their career paths and in their respective roles in shaping web culture. Thank you, Ev. Looking forward to seeing and using what’s next.
Me: “Get off my lawn!” (w/apologies to Grayson D.) I’m thinking about finally closing comments on my lengthy anti-hashtag screed from February of 2008. My opinion of them hasn’t changed much. But they have taken on more frequent use within Twitter, and in the meantime Twitter usage has grown, spread out, taken on more users […]
“If you donâ€™t read tweets for eight hours, donâ€™t worry, all the big stuff you missed will be on TechMeme.” – (Scoble’s latest meanderings on the evolution of Twitter) No, that’s not nearly it for me, or for many others. It’s not just a technology aggregator. It does that well, but it does so many […]
Good content travels quickly.
At SXSW I had quite a few hallway conversations about what I consider the Twitter hashtag problem. As a constructive contribution to the ongoing discussion, in between sessions I threw together a way to strip out hashtags from Twitter a account and create a new, hashtag-free account using Yahoo Pipes and Twitterfeed. You can see […]
I can’t wait for SXSW. Around this time last year I wrote about it being my first trip back after a six year hiatus, and it lived up to all of my expectations. One of the things I mentioned in that blog entry was all of the discussion around Ev Williams and Pyra Labs during […]
Update: As of 11:40 EST on 2/27, Twitter reports that the bug has been fixed. It looks like it’s back to normal, though I do think I see at least one person in my following list who wasn’t there before the bug. Maybe that will be a fortuitous meeting :) More details now up on […]
Update(finally:) Comments closed below. Followed up here. Explained in less than 140 characters: What’s #irritating about #this sentence? It kind of looks like a representation of someone with food in their mouth while they talk. I’ve been asked about a half-dozen times in the last couple of days what’s behind my curmudgeonly policy of removing […]